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lao80
« on: May 31, 2005 07:54:40 AM »

I've tried all sorts of stuff to transfer onto dark fabrics, but nothing works very well.  Yesterday I finally read something that sounds pretty easy.  In Hip to Stitch it said to put your pattern onto tissue paper and place that over your fabric.  Stitch your outline and then tear the tissue paper away.

That sounds like it would work really well.  I haven't tried it yet, but I thought I'd pass on the information.
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2005 04:02:14 AM »

I did the same thing with stablizer and it worked pretty well-ripping it off required tweezers at some points and if you are impatient like me you can tear a stitch or two.  I'm curious how stitching through the tissue goes, if you try it will you let us know?
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2005 07:41:22 AM »

I used transfer paper (found in the quilting section of Joann's) in white, and it works 100%, no problems whatsoever on black fabric.  And it cost like $1.25 or something for 2 sheets of white and 2 sheets of grey.
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2005 10:59:15 AM »

How timely! Later this month I'll have packs of white / grey transfer sheets available. Looky!


Quartney, I'm surprised you found them so easily- what brand are they? I get constant emails from folks looking for good transfer sheets. The chalky stuff rubs off and is hard to follow, and there's only one white sheet, which everyone wants the most.


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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2005 12:57:48 PM »

I bought some from Joanns that were awful!  I returned them.  I will definatly be buying the sublime ones.

If I try the tissue paper I'll post how it goes.
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2005 06:02:54 AM »

Quartney, I'm surprised you found them so easily- what brand are they? I get constant emails from folks looking for good transfer sheets. The chalky stuff rubs off and is hard to follow, and there's only one white sheet, which everyone wants the most.

OMG, *the* Jenny Hart typed my name!!!  Smiley

Okay, I got Sullivan's Quilters Choice Transfer Paper, $1.90 at Hancock Fabrics.  The package has a white header with green and red stripes.  They were perfect.
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2005 06:08:53 AM »

I must have bought the same paper that lao80 had-it just didn't seem to work for me.  I'll definitely try Jenny's paper.

What do you guys use to press on the paper?  I have transfer wheels, but I didn't like them very much.  I'd be interested to see other people's suggestions.

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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2005 06:15:09 AM »

I just used a pencil or a pen.  (Pencil is better, though).
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2005 06:43:10 AM »

I use baking paper, same as described above. Don't have anything much to compare it to, works fine for me
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2005 07:15:18 AM »

For this purse I used iron-on interfacing on the back of my black fabric, then ironed the pattern on to the interfacing.  The resulting image (after embroidery) is the mirror image of what it would have been if it were ironed on to the front, but it works.  If you don't mind constantly flipping your work over to check the back, that is!
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